Journal article

The Prevalence and Causes of Vision Loss in Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians

Joshua Foreman, Jing Xie, Stuart Keel, Peter van Wijngaarden, Sukhpal Singh Sandhu, Ghee Soon, Jennifer Fan Gaskin, Jonathan Crowston, Rupert Bourne, Hugh R Taylor, Mohamed Dirani

Ophthalmology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2017


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) have made the following disclosure(s): J.F., J.X., S.K., P.vW., S.S.S., G.S.A., J.F.G., J.C., and M.D.: Grants and travel support - Commonwealth Government of Australia, Cranbourne Foundation, and Novartis.The NEHS was funded by the Department of Health of the Australian Government and received financial contributions from Novartis Australia and in-kind support from our industry and sector partners: Optical Prescription Spectacle Makers, Carl Zeiss, Designs for Vision, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Optometry Australia, and the Brien Holden Vision Institute. The authors acknowledge Optical Prescription Spectacle Makers, who donated sunglasses valued at

30 for each study participant. The CERA receives Operational Infrastructure Support from the Victorian Government. The Principal Investigator (M.D.) is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship (#1090466). A PhD student (J.F.) is supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship. Funded by The Australian Government Department of Health, Canberra, Australia, Novartis, Australia, and Peggy and Leslie Cranbourne Foundation. The funding organizations had no role in the design or conduct of this research.